Morning all [_]D
taking a few minutes this morning to catch up here.
I’m a professional photographer (as opposed to just your average person who owns a camera), and my ‘employer’ scheduled me for a training class this week to try and teach me to become a salesman for their products.
Well folks, the class was ‘good’ as such things go. Instructors were earnest, knowledgeable and I did learn a few things. HOwever I’ve decided that I’m going to take some of that instruction and despite their urgings, I’m going to apply it for my own benefit, and not necessarily to theirs. I took a good hard look at my classmates, and than at myself… and I realized, I’ve been wasting my time in the environment that I’d been working in. SO I’m going to hang my shingle and start up my own studio. If I can ‘sell’ as they taught me, I’m darned sure going to get 100% of the profits, not just 16% which is my ‘cut’ from any sales under their model. Sales is a fact of life in any business, and it can be a challenge in this economy, but if you make a good product or provide a good service (photography is a bit of both…) and you’re extremely lucky and/or talented you might make a living at whatever you do.
I’m not going to continue to run myself ragged, give up my home life and not see my youngest boy grow up for very little money. Instead I’m going to work hard, fledge and build a new business and enjoy being around my family. I may still run myself ragged, but I’m going to do it for my benefit, not some corporation.
Now, tool thoughts…
because I had a three day road trip for work, I’ve had zero shop time since the weekend. It is raining today, which means I’m not going to climb any ladders and hang siding on the shop, however I Am planning on getting out there and
1) finish my router table (install the base plate under it)
2) build a shelf for my grinder
3) hang some lights
4) finish my wolverine clone
5) start some end grain cutting boards
thanks for checking in and ‘listening’ to my ramblings.
-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com